Sarah Spain Archive

Sarah Spain

Contributor, espnW.com
Sarah Spain is a SportsCenter Anchor for Chicago's ESPN1000 and a reporter for ESPNChicago.com. She's a proud Cornell alum and a huge Chicago sports fan. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahSpain.
  • Like shooting fish in a barrel

    The month of June has not been kind to the Marlins. Mired in an 11-game losing skid, the Fish have won just one game all month. The Angels hope to add to Florida's sorrows with another win tonight. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 21 2:09 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Action starts across the pond

    The biggest names in tennis are at the All England Club for the 125th edition of Wimbledon and fans in Chicago will pack The Cell for the first game of the annual Crosstown Classic between the Cubs and White Sox. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 20 12:13 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A Yankee In Wrigleyville

    With the Yankees and Cubs set for a rare interleague match-up at Wrigley Field, Chicago denizen and Cubs fan Sarah Spain takes fellow espnW contributor and visiting Yankee fan Amanda Rykoff on a gameday tour of Wrigleyville.

    Jun 19 | By Sarah Spain and Amanda Rykoff

  • Like father, like daughter

    Muhammad and Laila, Mario and Diana, Michael and Maya. In honor of Father's Day, espnW takes a look at some of the top father-daughter duos in sports.

    Jun 19 | By Sarah Spain

  • NHL: Idiocracy in Vancouver

    The post-Stanley Cup trashing of downtown Vancouver by Canucks fans begs the question: Are sporting events really an excuse for violence?

    Jun 18 1:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • All eyes on the boys of summer

    The 2011 NBA champions clinched their title Sunday and the newest NHL champions were crowned last night, but there's still plenty of action to catch on the diamond and the courts tonight. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 16 11:12 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The soccer strip-down

    Some members of the German national soccer system, mostly up-and-comers from the U-18 or U-21 squads, have done a scantily-clad photo shoot for German Playboy. Their photos beg the question: do female athletes have to act like sex symbols, too?

    Jun 15 11:10 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Leads on the line

    Two division leads are on the line tonight, as the Tigers and Indians meet at Comerica and the Giants and Diamondbacks face off at Chase Field. And two winless WNBA teams look for their first victories of the year in the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 15 6:49 AM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Courtney Vandersloot adjusting quickly

    Sarah Spain caught up with Courtney Vandersloot after the point guard got her first minutes for the Chicago Sky -- and a start in her first home game.

    Jun 14 | By Sarah Spain

  • Gilbert Arenas a Twitter disaster

    Although it's unclear which inappropriate tweet brought about his league fine, the Magic guard's most common target is women, and his comments are never kind.

    Jun 9 6:34 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Now or never

    It's time for LeBron James to shine -- a series that some thought would be lopsided has turned into a neck-and-neck race, and you won't wanna miss the action in Dallas. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 9 1:25 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • A Beantown brawl

    A victory for the Canucks in tonight's Stanley Cup finals Game 4 would give them a big 3-1 lead heading back to their home ice, while a second straight win for the Bruins would even things up at 2-2. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 8 12:58 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Doubting Thomas?

    Isiah Thomas' recent failings have overshadowed his past as a Hall of Fame player for the Detroit Pistons, but now it seems he might have a chance to turn things around.

    Jun 8 | By Sarah Spain

  • Too much work for Dirk?

    The NBA Finals continue with Game 4 between the Heat and the Mavericks tonight in Dallas. Will Miami's Big Three be too much for one man to beat or will Dirk Nowitzki finally get a little help from his friends? Here are the Games We're Watching.

    Jun 7 1:04 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Five things to watch in the Stanley Cup finals

    The Stanley Cup finals kick off Wednesday with the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks looking to end long championship droughts. Here are five things to watch for in the 2011 finals.

    May 31 | By Sarah Spain

  • On thin ice

    The Lightning and the Bruins take the ice tonight in a win-or-go-home Game 7. Elimination Friday in the NHL and a full plate of baseball; here are the Games We're Watching this weekend.

    May 27 1:31 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • The Heat is on

    Last night the Mavericks punched their ticket to the NBA Finals, tonight the Heat look to do the same in Game 5 against the Bulls. If Miami continues to get good play from their bench, it'll be all over. Here are the Games We're Watching.

    May 26 1:16 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Stayin' alive?

    It's win-or-go-home for the Thunder tonight in the Western Conference finals. Same goes for the Lightning, as they try to keep the Bruins from a date with the Canucks in the Cup finals. There's also plenty of baseball in today's Games We're Watching.

    May 25 1:14 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Bulls have constant reminder of Sheri Berto

    Following the sudden death of his longtime assistant in 1991, owner Jerry Reinsdorf named the team's practice facility after her. She is missed to this day.

    May 25 | By Sarah Spain

  • Chicago takes Courtney Vandersloot by storm

    Chicago Sky rookie Courtney Vandersloot gets a thunderous introduction to WNBA life in the Windy City.

    May 24 | By Sarah Spain

  • Stars come out for Heat-Bulls

    With big-time games come big-time names, and both the Heat and the Bulls boast plenty of celeb support. Which city could front the best fan squad?

    May 22 | By Sarah Spain

  • A game a century in the making

    The Cubs and the Red Sox last met at Fenway in the 1918 World Series. Tonight, nearly a century later, they'll meet again in Boston for the opener of a three-game set. If you don't dig baseball, there's always hoops and hockey this weekend.

    May 20 2:53 PM ET | By Sarah Spain

  • Mav-elous sequel on tap?

    The Mavericks looked unbeatable Tuesday night. In the movies, sequels are almost never better than the original and the Thunder are hoping the same is true when it comes to Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in tonight's Games We're Watching.

    May 19 1:21 PM ET | By Sarah Spain